Posted by: maidrya | January 23, 2012

Flesh & Blood

I’ve slowed down the last couple of days. I had a big deadline for the day job on Friday – that seems to have sucked up more energy than I realized at the time. I’ve met the word count goal, not kept up with the brainstorming/class exercises (at least on Friday & Saturday & so far today, Sunday).

Sometimes I treat myself as a bit of an automaton goal-setter. This is always temporary. And I think the slower tempo of yesterday & today is simply a reflection of that – can’t treat myself as if I’m not flesh & blood that needs a break!

But, to summarize:
Wed., Jan. 18:
Words: 1126
Words Banked: 126 – Total Words Banked: 3564
Total Words to Date: 18481
Did a bit – just a bit of work on class exercises

Thurs., Jan. 19:
Day off this week

Fri., Jan. 20
Words: 1072
Words Banked: 72 – Total Words Banked: 3636
Total Words to Date: 19553
no brainstorming or exercises

Sat., Jan. 21
Words: 1068
Words Banked: 68 – Total Words Banked: 3704
Total Words to Date: 20621
no brainstorming or exercises

I’ve gotta say, it’s nice to hit that 20,000 word threshold. This coming week doesn’t look that busy on the day job (since I’m self-employed, that’s not all good news) – but hopefully, I can work up a head of steam on the writing again.

How are you holding up?

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Responses

  1. Looks like you’re really doing awesome! Congrats on breaking 20k. Hope this coming week is everything you need it to be. 🙂

    Keep Writing!

    Dawn

    • Thanks – and thanks for stopping by!

      Judith

  2. That’s amazing progress, Judith! When I’m in new word mode (rather than rewriting or editing mode, like I am now), it’s a very good week for me when I can get over 1000 words a day!

    Keep up the good work and have a great week. 🙂

    • I know what you mean – I’m the same way. In a sense I’m really in “rewrite” mode right now, in that I’m novelizing a screenplay that I’ve written about 6 drafts of. So…I’m not doing this from scratch, by any means. When I start something from scratch, definitely MUCH slower.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. 20K is awesome!!

    I am trying to get back into writing after a few days off. I don’t want to take the weekends off, but I always do. I have to figure out whether I should let that go, or should figure out how to carve out the writing time! 🙂

    Good luck, sounds like you are making progress in spite of a busy life!!

  4. thanks for the encouragement, Heather. I’m working on being more aware of when I really need the break – because if I don’t consciously take them when I need them, I’ll take them unconsciously and they’ll be longer and less effective. Thanks for stopping by.


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